Ry's 4th birthday was of epic proportions! We decided to have his party at the Dino Park; which came complete with giant dinos, sand fossil pits, playscapes and a scavenger hunt. Words can not describe how ecstatic Ry was to celebrate with friends, family and prehistoric creatures. The entire day he was running around with a huge smile on his face, dragging his friends from place to place to show them the dinosaurs.
Below is a snap shot of his birthday evite.-
Ryland is turning FOUR!
It's a prehistoric adventure you won't want to miss.
Let's party with a stegosaurus, velociraptor and even a t-rex!
Please RSVP to the excavation supervisors - Prehistoric parents Christina and Jonathan.
The morning started out early with Ry waking us up at 6:30 in the morning. As he came downstairs he immediately saw the balloons by the fireplace and then his gift. He loved everything; the dino balloons, the construction puzzle, the enormous plush dragon and the bubble wrap. What kid doesn't love bubble wrap?? Check out our fancy wrapping skills too...there's a nice xmas green bow right on top of the cardboard box. :P
|Happy boy - yes those are xmas pj's in April...|
|bubble wrap excitement|
We arrived at the park at 10:45 and began setting up under the pavilion, guests began to arrive by 11am. Our location was perfect, everything was right by the tables and there were tons of trees for shade. Our guests played on the playscapes until every arrived for the scavenger hunt. On the hunt we saw some awesome dinosaurs, eggs and fossils. The kids were so excited they were ran from spot to spot trying to be the first to discover a new creature. After the hunt the kids played to their hearts content with the fossil sand pits and playscapes. Double Daves pizza arrived right at noon and we followed it up with birthday cake. The favors were a big hit with the kids as well, they loved those masks!
|pavilion and playscape|
|Dino cupcakes and the 3D dino cake I made for Ry|
|herbivore snacks - veggies, fruits|
|and Dino toenails - bugles|
|table for drinks and eventually Double Daves pizza|
|Favors - dino mugs stuffed with dino tattoos and 2"dino toys, plus dino masks!|
|Ry in a T-Rex head|
|Ready for the scavenger hunt - at the beginning of the trail|
|One of the many dinos we saw during the scavenger hunt|
|They lovedthe baby dino|
|Carsyn hitches a ride with daddy|
|dino egg nest|
|looking at prehistoric bugs|
|racing to the next dino|
|Watch out for that carnivore!|
|I love how they are point up to the brachiosaurus|
|The giant brachiosaurus|
|on the move - our own herd|
|digging for fossils|
|Pizza has arrived!|
|Time for cake!|
|Happy Birthday to you|
|Happy Birthday to Ryland!|
|Make a wish!|
|cutting the cake|
|nom nom nom|
|Dinosaurs roamed freely|
|grrrr, I eat dinos!|
|opening Nana's gift|
|Carsyn climbs all by herself|
|plum tuckered out|
|Birthday boy and mommy - about to open gifts|
The kids had a blast and thankfully the weather held out as it was supposed to be storming the entire day. I asked Ry what he wanted for his birthday and he said sugar and candles. I think we surpassed his expectations. :) We waited until we were back at home to open gifts, Ry was super excited with everything he received. A big thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated Ryland's 4th birthday with us.
My Pinterest site contains links to all the party items below.
Party City: T-Rex balloon bouquet and dino weight, dino cupcake kit, toy dinos (favor), dino tattoos (favor), candles. Did you know you can order items online in the store for free delivery!!!
Oriental Trading Co: dino masks (favor), dino cups (favor), plates/cups/napkins/tablecloths party set.
Michael's: Moldable fondant for the spikes on the dino cake